In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve been pretty busy. I have a wife and two kids. I have a full time job. Thus, due to time constraints, Futfanatico is now officially a once-a-week blog. I say this because I hate it when a blog or site just disappears with no explanation. I also refuse to alter the long-ish style and oddness of my posts here – I could try and write two-paragraph, snappy, sarcastic responses to the daily news, but that’s what Dirty Tackle is for. Another pet peeve for me is when a crazy good site just turns into a link mini-post mill. Thus, for the record, I will be writing here once a week original posts not found elsewhere.
However, the biggest factor in my drop in time is that I have been writing elsewhere. Therefore, about once a month, I will post links to that writing. If you want to know about my writing elsewhere a bit quicker, follow me on twitter.
As you have no doubt surmised, I am writing regularly about Liga MX for SoccerGods. You can follow their twitter here and here’s the site’s home page. Go there. Click. Read. There’s lots of quality writing and humorous video content. As for me, this month I wrote a league preview, a glance at Club America’s new coach, and a close look at what is going on with Club Tijuana. I’ve also been penning a series called “Know Your Oligarch” in which I air out the dirty laundry of the wealthy families and businesses behind soccer clubs. I wrote about the Azcarragas and Club America, Jorge Vergara and Chivas, and the Cruz Azul cement collective.
I’ve also been writing regularly for Paste Soccer. Their twitter handle is here. I’ve been writing a weekly series where I focus on a specific player you and I admire, and I try to poetically explain what makes him so unique and vibrant. This month, I’ve written about the magical impishness of Santi Cazorla, the youthful exuberance of David Alaba,and the rooterish bravado of Fran Ribery.